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Computer backup is a necessity these days. Hard drives have become so cheap that you can now buy a 300G hard drive for what a 30G hard drive used to cost. Thus we all have massive amounts of music, movies, pictures and other files stored on our hard drives, files that would be hard to replace if something happened to our computer.
Everyone now expects computer backup to be automatic now without you having to do anything. We also expect that the back up program does not interfere with our computer use. The primary reason to back up your files is so that should they ever be lost from your hard drive, you still have access to those files. Don’t erase your movies, music and pictures to get more space just because you backed them up online. If you do, the files are no longer really a backup, are they?
What people should expect from their computer backup is more than file storage. File sharing is an ideal option that many cloud storage services offer. It allows you to share your files with friends by sending them a special link. You should also look for file back up that lets you see your files from any device. You can be out, run in to old friends, and show then pictures of your new baby that are stored on your home computer. No more having to run home and email the pictures to your friend; it’s so convenient.
Online file backup up can offer so much more than simple file storage. If that’s all there was, you could just back up any important files on CDs and be one with it. Storing files online offers more freedom and flexibility than copying your files, you can share and access your files from anywhere. Isn’t it about time you backed up your important data?
Barcelona, ?? Spain, February 28, 2012 – Visa Inc. and Intel Corporation announced a strategic agreement to develop solutions for business transactions through mobile devices adapted to consumers in developed and emerging countries. During the press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, ??the company unveiled plans to collaborate to ensure consumers a safe experience when making transactions on smartphones and tablets based on Intel Atom.
“Visa’s agreement with Intel prepares the way for financial institutions worldwide to offer its account holders and financial services mobile payments using mobile devices and innovative technologies designed by Intel,” said John Partridge, president of Visa Inc. during the press conference. “This is another example of how Visa is making mobile payments are widely available across devices and operating systems, and ensuring that mobile commerce applications are aligned with existing technology and safety standards established by the global payments industry, “he added.
The initial phase of the agreement between Visa and Intel include:
• Visa has certified reference device for smartphones supported by the processor Intel Atom Z2460 for use with Visa payWave mobile payment company that enables consumers to make fast and secure payments in retail locations showing their front of a mobile payment terminal. This will allow for differentiated implementation for OEMs deliver smart phones with NFC. Read the rest of this entry »
Intel announced this summer its next generation Atom processors for net-books, however the new net books with Intel Atom Cedar Trail platform have not yet hit the market. VR-Zone says the delay is due to problems with graphics drivers, causing the postponement of the release dates of the processors until late December. This means that net-books with Cedar Trail processors will not market until early next year.
Asus, a pioneer in this type of equipment is already preparing to upgrade to the latest Intel Atom line of mini-laptops. The company recently added its support site the user manuals for a handful of new net-books with processors Cedar Trail, among which include the Eee PC R051CX, 1011CX Eee PC and Eee PC R011CX.
New Cedar Trail Net books Asus and Samsung
These will probably be minor changes to the existing line of net-books, plus new processors do not seem to have many differences. Asus also plans to launch mini laptops soon 10-inch Eee PC 1025C and 1025CE 10.
Notebook Italia also found a list of products for a new net-book called Samsung Cedar Road N102S Samsung.
If you expect an opportunity to get a cheap mini-notebook with 10-inch screen and a decent battery, there is really no reason to wait until next year, however it is expected that the new processor Cedar Trail offers modest improvements in terms of performance compared with the current Intel Atom Pine Trail. Meanwhile, there are plenty of net-books with features decent from $ 300 or less.
Intel Atom N550 processor is dual core atom released in the third quarter of 2010. The processor is manufactured for laptop and netbook and ultra-thin. Intel Atom N550 processor running at 1.5GHz clock speed. It has 1MB of shared L2 cache to 512KB each core.
Intel Atom N550 specs
Each core Intel Atom processor N550 is 2 threads as it integrated with hyper threading technology. Thus, two cores can process four threads. Therefore, to implement this mufti-threaded applications processor may be a good choice. The size of the chip of the processor is transistors 87 mm square and houses 176million. The processor in the 559-ball package micro-FCBGA8.
1.5 GHz Intel Atom N550 works on the set of 64-bit instructions and integrated floating point unit, or FPU. The instruction set extensions SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3 and. The processor architecture built on the Pine-TrailM and built with a 45 nano meters. It also comes with integrated memory controller to connect single channel with memory. Intel Atom N550 only supports DDR3 memory. The maximum memory supported by the processor is 2 GB of DDR3 memory. Read the rest of this entry »
Just as expected, the date for the start of the dual-core Atom will be next September. The Intel announced at IDF, which has also confirmed the motherboard which will be integrated.
This will be a mini-ITS model, with the processor Atom 330, GMA950 graphics card, PATA and SATA connections, S-Video and a maximum of 8 USB 2.0 ports. The board is focused on desktop computers, like the processor model.
And is that the desktop models that have been released so far processor Atom, like the Asus Ebox, do not provide enough power for all cases, for example, for playback of HD content.
These processors dual-core Atom will allow applications to run much more smoothly, offering, through Hyper Threading, Quad-Core to the system. This will have more powerful devices but with reduced consumption.
Hopefully, soon, also presented mobile versions of these dual core processors, which will surely bring a new wave of net books equipped with them.
Broad-com, a provider of world-renowned integrated circuits, has announced its latest chip combo in February 2011. The U.S. company is producing BCM4330, a wireless chip that is intended to increase support for applications and media and a battery life incredibly long. The chip is designed for use in smartphones, tablet PCs and other compact mobile tools.
The newcomer in the market crashes, the BCM4330 is revolutionizing the industry by offering support for WiFi, GPS, FM radio, Bluetooth and all on the same piece of silicon. Broadcom leads the industry with its Wi-Fi 802.11n, and this technology in combination with FM Bluetooth 4.0 technology is an innovative solution for mobile devices. The single chip design provides energy savings, improved performance and reduced size requirement all at once. As a result, cost benefits are also performed. It is rumored that a battery can be found in a common wristwatch can power a device designed with this chip for months.
BCM4330 shows some significant advances in the industry. For example, this is the first chip combo that comes with a certificate of Bluetooth low-integration (BLE). This will allow Bluetooth devices to use a much slower rate of consumption of battery power and is an important part of some of the incredible BCM4330 boasted of saving battery power. Industries that could benefit from this advantage are industry specific health and fitness to be battery life especially long in the wireless devices they use. The BCM4330 also impresses with its support Wi-Fi Direct ™, along with high-speed Bluetooth. This allows communication between devices, such as file exchange, before a connection with an access point to the network. The benefits of communication without the need for traditional network are endless.
BCM4330 support all known operating systems and all Broadcom chipsets do. Many manufacturers have already announced that the BCM4330 will be included in their products, though specifics were not disclosed.
Broadcom is a relative newcomer to the market, having supplied both the iPod (fifth generation) and the processor chip Wi-chip Bluetooth for generations combined some of the iPhone and iPod Touch. Broadcom now controls a large segment of the wireless market, with its Android and Apple applications. This chip combo, however, should prove to be one of the most innovative solutions we’ve seen from Broadcom, as it begins to integrate multiple devices on the market.
The success of PCI Express as a worthy successor to the PCI-X bus has been phenomenal. The PCI Express simplifies the design of electrical hardware requiring fewer pin increases the speed by using differential signaling and is scalable, providing a variable number of lanes. It is capable of doing, while maintaining compatibility at the protocol level with the principles of PCI-X bus.
The first PCI Express 1.0 has a raw data rate from 2.5 GT / sec. The PCI Express 2.0 doubles to 5 GT / sec. The PCI Express 3.0 only increase to 8 GT / sec. Interestingly, the PCI Express 3.0 doubles the half on, even when the data rate increases in gross only 60%. To understand why the way we are able to do, know that the PCI Express 2.0 uses an 8 b / 10 b coding scheme. This means that for every 8 bits there are 2 additional bits coded. PCI Express uses 8b/10b encoding is not making it capable of increasing the rate of return.
The PCI Express 3.0 to 8 GT / s poses some challenges in signal integrity, especially in the lines with losses. The eye diagrams initiate closure of the signal line moves down a long lossy FR4. System designers must be especially careful when designing systems PCI Express 3.0.
The release of the PCIe 3.0 on November 17, 2010 leads to a new era of high speed components of the PC networking. Although it will take some time for suppliers of components to implement the PCIe 3.0, which definitely looks promising.